Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars.
Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars is a multi-year project dedicated to building an all night, outdoor performance gathering.
The work includes in equal measure: making quilts, performance, storytelling, song, and a night outdoors under the sky. It relies upon people coming together to voice intentions, witness, work, experience time, rest, and imagine.
For this project I was asked by dancer and choreographer Emily Johnson to design and manage the process of creating a series of 84 quilts equaling out to about 4,000 sq/ft that would be used in an all night outdoor dance performance.
I wanted to create a piece that was bold in its presence emphasizing that we are on Indigenous land. The quilts are created in a modular fashion by sewing together 5"x5" squares.
The images below are from an installation we had of the quilts at the Abrons Art Center in New York City.
Photography by Steven Paneccasio.